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Old 4th January 2012
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What about this product?

I couldn't sleep the other night and started thinking about the Ats-1 tape simulator, as I understand it, it's based on a software plugin (Reel tape?).

Now, I started thinking about Slate's VCC, what about making a hardware version of that? What I mean is, wouldn't it be possible to make an analogue version and put into a small console, small enough for a project studio.
Imagine having a console in your home that could sound like an SSL, Neve, API etc at the turn of a switch. I mean, having found out what makes an SSL sound like it does and having put that into math; couldn't you design analog circuits that do what the algoritms do. In my head that would be quite different from the circuits of an actual SSL since they're specifically designed to achieve a certain sound.

In a way I guess it would be like a summing mixer, but more.
Sorry, this is a bit of an unfinished thought. Cool to hear some thoughts on it anyway.

Old 4th January 2012
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Sounds like something anamod would put out, might be quite pricy to achieve though
Old 4th January 2012
given the price of 2 channel Anamod ATS-1 (more than $1500 per channel) it could be cheaper to just buy real console and have far more versality out of it...
Old 5th January 2012
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Anamod Audio

Two-Stage Transformer/Tube Analog Simulator

· Vesatile modeled amplifier
· Two transformer stages - 2 models each
· Two tube stages stages - 4 models each
· All analog - no latency or conversion
· Single-space 500 series rack format

Whether tracking live or re-processing instruments, many people use a tube amplifier to shape the sound of a track. The AnaMod XF Tube provides a unique way to do this. The XF Tube is an analog model of an amplifier which consists of an input transformer, 2 tube stages, and an output transformer. Any of the stages may be bypassed and each stage has switchable parameters. The transformer stages allow for the selection of an iron or nickel core model while the tube stages provide models for both pentodes and triodes as well as configuring the stage as either push-pull or single-ended.

The XF Tube, while being model based, is a purely analog device. It was created using the AnaMod process to model the complex tube and transformer characteristics. Unlike a digital plug-in or processor- based outboard gear, there is no latency, and no A/D or D/A conversions to compromise the sound.


Input Impedance: 20K?, balanced
Output Impedance: less than 50?
Max. Output Level: +27dBu, balanced
Transformer Models: Iron or Nickel
Tube Models: Pentode or Triode
Stage Configurations: Push-Pull or Single Ended
Drive Controls: One for each tube stage
Iron / Byp. / Nickel: Sets the transformer model or bypasses the stage entirely.
Single-Ended / Byp. / Push-Pull: Sets the stage configuration or bypasses the stage entirely.
Old 5th January 2012
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Here's the thread on it> New From AnaMod

Though there are some other threads if you search....
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